[whatwg] appCache manifest file

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Thu Jul 29 03:12:10 PDT 2010

On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:10:53 +0200, Zi Bin Cheah <zibin at opera.com> wrote:
> Why did we want to use a new file extension .manifest in appcache.
> Wouldn't it be better to to just use a XML file instead, one benefit is  
> eliminating the requirement of specifying MIME type in .htaccess.

XML would be much too complex for what is needed. We could possibly remove  
the media type check and resort to using the "CACHE MANIFEST" identifier  
(i.e. "sniffing"), but the HTTP gods will get angry.

Anne van Kesteren

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